seems a bit odd for the need to inflict pain to a make a point and to " cleanse " someone so they can enter into heaven, and even more odd to have to live life on earth behind the eight ball in a no win situation that pretty much has determined everyone going to this so called purgatory.
It’s not being done to make any points. It’s being done because the cleansing is a real and needed thing.
One doesn’t go to a hopsital to mend a wound, or what ever kind of surgical treatment needed and the doctor says well, im going to make you better , but im not going to bother with any anthestisa because you need to learn a lesson about your health, or some other such nonsense.
False analogy. The pain of Purgatory isn’t there to teach us a lesson. The pain is the “treatment” we need. No suffering=no purification,=no entry into Heaven. Not because God is being mean about it but because we really do need to be made perfect before we enter into the Beatific Vision.
An then this idea of purgatory pretty much suggests that God cant really forgive anyone with out some form of punishment let alone isn’t powerful enough to " cleanse " a person so he or she can enter heaven.
The souls in Purgatory are there because God has forgiven them. Nor is it a matter of power.
Also putting the word ‘cleanse’ in scare quotes doesn’t stop what we speak of from being real.